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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Aug 6, 2012 6:50pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Of the DuMont aired series, approx 83 have at least 1 surviving episode, approx 114 have no surviving episodes

Don't forget that many of these series were short lived, that DuMont rarely did repeats and instead produced new series for summer (although, curiously, DuMont was also among the first to show repeats of a series by another network, with "Royal Playhouse" consisting of repeats of "Fireside Theatre"), and also aired a fair amount of daytime series. I'm sure ABC probably produced just as many series in the same time period (maybe less because ABC started two years after DuMont)

....and what's really amazing is that, out of all these series, only around eight of them were sitcoms (maybe nine. Not sure if "Colonel Humphrey Flack" was a sitcom or not).

On the other hand, according to the book "The Forgotten Network", the network aired at least twenty crime/police shows, including the previously mentioned "Colonel Humphrey Flack".

To get an idea of how many series the network aired, here are two lists: